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Pasco firm expands recall of frozen veggies linked to listeria

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:12

Seven people have been hospitalized in three states with listeria poisoning that may be linked to frozen vegetables processed at a Pasco plant. Two of the people have died, though their deaths were not caused by the infection, health officials said.

Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:11

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from South Carolina are on tap to join U.S. forces operating the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. National Guard spokeswoman Col. Cindi King said Tuesday that about 100 soldiers with the 131st Military Police Co. in Beaufort (BYOO-fort) have been told to prepare […]

Ohio man accused of killing 3 women told police of his rage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:10

CLEVELAND (AP) — A recording shows an Ohio man accused of killing three women and hiding their bodies in garbage bags told police during an interrogation that he strangled two of them during fits of rage. Prosecutors played the conversation with 38-year-old Michael Madison as his Cleveland jury trial nears the end of testimony. Madison […]

Judge refuses to toss lawsuit over fatal beating by New Orleans police

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 01:08

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to dismiss a decade-old lawsuit’s claims against the city of New Orleans over a 48-year-old handyman’s fatal beating by police. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier’s ruling Monday allows Raymond Robair’s relatives to proceed with their claims that the city and former police superintendent Eddie Compass are […]

Department says it lacked access probing inmate’s death

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:59

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials say they were unable to complete a thorough investigation into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate because they didn’t have enough authority to access certain records and interview key employees. Virginia’s inspector general issued a report last month calling for changes in the handling of mentally ill […]

UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:58

BERLIN (AP) — U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision. The U.N. experts said in a statement released in Geneva on Tuesday that they fear the law “can be wielded as tools to intimidate, and even suppress, […]

Yearbook prank lands high school student felony charge

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:54

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook. Mesa police say 19-year-old Hunter Osborn was arrested after they were alerted to the picture over the weekend. A police document says the […]

Dozens have escaped from Western State since 2013, review finds

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:49

After a high-profile incident last month, officials insisted that escapes were rare. An Associated Press review found otherwise: 185 instances of patients escaping or walking away since 2013.

German comedian bashes Merkel’s response to his Erdogan poem

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:37

BERLIN (AP) — A German comedian has sharply criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for “serving me up for tea” to the Turkish president in a heated dispute over a poem he read on German TV. The poem about Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused a diplomatic stir between the two countries last month and the Turkish president personally […]

Seahawks GM John Schneider: Seattle wants to take all of Marshawn Lynch’s cap hit this year

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:21

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in an interview on KJR-AM 950 Tuesday that the team wants to take all of Marshawn Lynch's $5 million salary cap hit this year, meaning a move to take him off the roster will happen by June 1.

FBI: Girl believed kidnapped by stranger on Navajo Nation

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:20

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching by air and ground Tuesday for an 11-year-old girl believed abducted by a stranger on the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. A man kidnapped Ashlynn Mike on Monday afternoon, and the FBI believes the girl did not know him, spokesman Frank Fisher said. An Amber Alert said […]

Israeli sentenced to life over killing of Palestinian teen

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:19

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court has handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year’s Gaza war. The court sentenced Yosef Haim Ben David, 30, on Tuesday to life plus 20 years. The […]

Police: Bus hijacked, strikes, kills pedestrian in DC

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a man attacked a bus driver, stole the bus, then struck and killed a man after the bus jumped a curb at a gas station. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said at a news conference Tuesday that the man with a weapon attacked the driver. She says passengers fled the bus […]

Mom, grandma indicted in teen’s heroin death at Ohio hotel

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:13

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The mother and grandmother of a teen who died from a heroin overdose at an Ohio hotel were indicted Tuesday on involuntary manslaughter charges. Andrew Frye, 16, died from injecting heroin at a suburban Akron hotel in early April, prosecutors said. His mother, Heather Frye, and grandmother, Brenda Frye, both of […]

Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:13

ROME (AP) — The Italian navy says improved sea and weather conditions allow it to resume operations to bring to Sicily a fishing boat that capsized and sank off Libya last year, with hundreds of migrants trapped inside. Navy divers already removed the bodies of 169 migrants, who perished in the April 18, 2015, sinking […]

Man killed by car pulling out of Seattle parking garage

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:10

Seattle police are investigating a collision at an apartment building parking garage near Denny Way.

Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:07

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s king signed a decree Tuesday setting a historic new election for June 26 after politicians chosen in an inconclusive December ballot failed to agree on which of them should form a government, despite months of negotiations. That means Spain will hold its first repeat election since it emerged from dictatorship in […]

As ‘The Good Wife’ nears goodbye, its co-creators look back

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:06

NEW YORK (AP) — As “The Good Wife” comes in for a landing after seven seasons, it finds its namesake heroine, Alicia Florrick, facing the same dilemma as when it began: defending her husband, now the governor of Illinois, who is mired in a scandal that could send him back to prison. Will this crisis […]

Group opposing Lucas museum OKs stay, skeptical of new site

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 05/04/2016 - 00:05

CHICAGO (AP) — A nonprofit suing to stop plans by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas for a lakefront museum by the Chicago Bears’ stadium says it’s not enthusiastic about an alternate site nearby. A Friends of the Parks statement Tuesday comes after the city asked a federal judge to stay the litigation for 30 days. […]

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 05/03/2016 - 23:24

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed unsubstantiated claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. In a telephone interview broadcast by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump cited a National Enquirer story that claimed Rafael Cruz appeared in a 1963 photo in […]